Wednesday, 29 September 2010

untraditional christmas

 Oh my, i have just walked into my craft room to fetch this card so i can take pictures of it and my room looks like a bomb has hit it. I think i will be spending tomorrow tiding it up.



I dont know why but blogger has only let me upload these 2 pictures and it is refusing to upload any more so only the 2 pictures to show you today.

The stamp is from Lili of the valley james the bear with christmas cracker and coloured with distress inks. I have cut him out using spellbinders nestabilities deckled regtangles large and went around the edge with stickles black diamond. The papers are from DCWV Christmas multi stack tinted rose. The snowflakes are cut out from spellbinders shapeabilities create a flake 1 and spellbinders snowflake borderabilities i have then covered them in diamond dust twinklets. The ribbon was plain whaite organza ribbon which i have coloured using the promarker rose pink. The tag is magnolia doohickey tag and the sentiment i got of ebay. The gems are also from ebay and the glitter around the edge of the card is stickles cotton candy.

Challenges
lili of the valley-untraditional christmas
cinspirations-christmas in september
abc-E is for easel
friday sketchers-sketch


Thanks for looking.

x laura x

Monday, 27 September 2010

sketch saturday

I have been having problems with blogger today, has anyone else? Well finally it is letting me upload this post. I have made this card for sketch saturday. I have turned the sketch 180 degrees.






Recipe
Stamp-whimsy stamps, cool ride
DP`s-dovecraft, winter wonderland
Punch-martha stewart, aspen snowflake
Glitter-stickles, crystal

I coloured the image with distress inks. I used fun flock on the white parts of the rug. I got my white fun flock from ebay, and if you buy it in a bag instead of a pot its cheaper(gotta love a bargin). For the ticket on the bottom left hand side, it was cut out using a die cut and i stamped the sentiment using the stamp set that coordinates with the die cut, you can find them HERE.

Challenge
sketch saturday-sketch

x laura x

Sunday, 26 September 2010

its getting cold outside

Wow its getting cold outside. I went out with a friend last night and it was so cold. And the weather hasnt been any better today. We have had to put the heating on this evening for the first time in a long while. I am going to have to start wearing my slippers soon.








Recipe
Stamp-wags n whiskers, zoe and gemma`s snow fun
DP`s-dovecraft, winter wonderland
Ribbon-stash
Gems-stash

The snowflakes have been cut out using a spellbinder die here, i then covered them in twinklets to make them twinkle. I also added twinklets to the bottom of the image. I have as always coloured the image using distress inks. I followed a sketch as a challenge but have just found i am too late :-(

Challenges
A spoonful of sugar-anything goes
totally gorjuss-christmas
charisma cardz-anything goes

Thanks for looking and please leave a comment(if you want to)

x laura x

Saturday, 25 September 2010

pretty and pink

My goodness i have a lot of things to do today. So i thought i would get my card done nice and early.





Recipe
Stamps-magnolia, jam tilda, slice of yummy cake
DP`s-sorry they are from my stash i have no clue where there from
Flowers-all from wild orchid crafts
Ribbon-ebay
Gems-ebay

As always i have coloured tilda with distress inks. Looking at that cake makes me feel hungry. yummy cake. yum. I have finally managed to get my hands on the magnolia doohickey die cut tag. I bought it 6 weeks ago on preorder from a company, i wont be telling who this company is because i have used them before and never had any problems. They kept telling me it would be in stock soon and sent out ASAP. Well i finally got fed up of waiting asked for a refund and bought it at bunny zoe`s as it was in stock. I got so jealous seeing everyone else using it on their beautiful creations. But i have it now and love it so much. I think i will be using it on every card i can. :-)

Challenges
cute card thursday-sketch
stamping for the weekend-tag it
crafts and me-easels
creative inspirations-2 or more stamps
wild orchid-ribbons and bows

x laura x

Friday, 24 September 2010

All yours

Where has the day gone. I feel like its gone really quick today, maybe that's because it is the weekend :-)





Recipe
Stamp-penny black, all yours
DP`s-papermania, a silent night paper pack
Flowers-wild orchid crafts, poinsettias

I of course coloured the image in distress inks. The sentiment was from ebay, i heat embossed it and cut is out using spellbinders shapeabilites fancy tags.

Challenges
penny black-sketch
secret crafter-anything goes
totally gorjoss-animal

Only a quick post tonight, dinner is in the oven and my better half is hungry.
x laura x

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Elisabeth Bell Candy

The amazingly talented Elizabeth Bell is having a giveaway every week for 4 weeks. This week she is giving away candy from belles n whistles. Go have a look HERE and enter for her surprise give away.

x laura x

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

clean and simple

Evening all.
Hope you are all well.
Im on a roll with cards at the moment and loving some of the challenges that are going on.
I really wanted to give the belles n whistles challenge a go, the challenge this week is clean and simple. I found this really hard, i wanted to keep adding things to the card. lol. But i managed to hold my self back.




Recipe
Stamp-belles n whistles, beary big hugs
DP-basicgrey, bitters sweet paper pack
Ribbon-stash
Sentiment-whiff of joy, 1001 nights
Colouring-distress inks

Challenges
belles n whistles-clean and simple
stamp with fun-stuffed animals
polly craft-cute and cuddly


x laura x

Monday, 20 September 2010

happy anniversary











 
I still have my fingers(and toes) crossed for the whiff of joy GDT. I am very impatient(lol). I wanted to make a anniversary card today. I am a bit disappointed at the fact i dont have a sentiment that says
"happy anniversary", so i have had to leave it blank but will write it inside.(must add to list, i need some more sentiments). I love this stamp. Tilda and Edwin look so happy :-)  Poor Tilda i gave her some dark roots in her hair, i think she needs to go to the hairdressers soon for a touch up. But of course she will say she is a natural blonde just like me ;-)

Recipe
Stamp-magnolia, loving bridal couple
DP`s-magnolia, sixpence, shoe ornament
Lace-wild orchid crafts, cream knitting lace
Pearls-stash
Glitter-stickles, platinum

Challenges
just magnolia-lace it up
friday sketchers-sketch

x laura x

Sunday, 19 September 2010

whiff of joy guest design team call

Its that time again when whiff of joy are looking for guest design team members.



The call is open for 1 week, until 23rd September. You can find all the details HERE.
The challenge is to make a bottle tag and being so close to Christmas i made a Christmas bottle tag.









Recipe
Stamp-whiff of joy, lizzie with muff
DP-dovecraft, winter wonderland
Punch-Martha Stewart, punch around the page aspen snowflake
Ribbon-ebay
Charm-snowflake from bunny zoes

Whiff of joy is one of my favorite stamping companies and it would be an honor to work along side them as a GDT.
Well fingers(and toes) crossed.

x laura x 

Thursday, 16 September 2010

christmas Tilda

Another Christmas card for you today. I am really getting into making Christmas cards, only another 30ish to make. lol. I followed a sketch for this lay out.
Tilda has been coloured with(yes you guessed it) distress inks.






Recipe
Stamp-magnolia, tilda with a large christmas present
DP`s-dovecraft, winter wonderland
Ribbon-stash
Gems-stash
snowflake-spellbinders, shapeabilities create a flake 1

The snow flake has been covered in twinklets.

Challenge
the secret crafter-challenge 100 sketch
moving along with the times-christmas

x laura x

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

christmas is coming

Hi all, sorry i didn't get back to you all on Monday. I meant to post another card. Unfortunately i had a little accident. I passed out and fell down the stairs(oops) I am OK but i have managed to badly bruise the base of my spine, which is not good as i am having trouble sitting down and standing up. I also managed to get a few other bruises. I have to laugh about it, one minute i was at the top next, i was at the bottom, quickest i have ever got down the stairs. lol. Anyway i managed to finish this card today and get it on here for you to see.













Recipe
Stamp-magnolia, christmas party tilda
DP`s-dcwv, christmas wishes multistack
Flowers-wild orchid crafts, poinsettias
Ribbon-stash
Punch-martha stewart, quilted  border punch

Tilda is coloured with distress inks. Using a dauber i inked the red around Tilda, I then stamped and heat embossed around the edge using white embossing powder. The stamp i used is Magnolia new years swirl.

Challenges
card patterns-sketch
my time to craft-jeweled and DT
totally gorjuss-flowers

x laura x

Sunday, 12 September 2010

whiff of joy

Hi all, unfortunately i am still unwell :-( it has taken me a couple of days to finish this card due to being so unwell. So yet again this will be a quick post. I have another card that i am just about to finish but probably wont post it until tomorrow. So here is today's card.






Recipes
Stamp-whiff of joy, lizzie with muff
DP`s-dovecraft, winter wonderland
Gems-stash
Border die-spellbinders, snowflake bordabilities
Ribbon-stash

When i used the bordabilities die on the edge of the card, I then put a strip of the winter wonderland DP behind it.
Please see the post before for how i did the glittery snowflakes.

Challenges
whiff of joy-layers


x laura x